Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in a Digital, Social, Mobile World
"How often do you have a conversation with your team that consists of something other than what’s being done, what needs to get done, and what they didn’t do?
"I'm an average guy trying to become better in both my work and home life.
Eric Barker (photo, left) discusses tips he learned from former White House staffer and friend, James Waters.
"Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security.
Ashley Fidel (photo, left) has some new opening lines for networkers to consider.
"Luckily, there are signs we can look for when trying to detect a lie.
"You probably have your own verbal tics too.
"I normally introduce myself by my first name.
"I went out with a guy based on his use of dashes once.
"See the fascinatingly morbid graphic below from Who Is Hosting This?
"If you study great CEO communicators such as John Chambers of Cisco or the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, you can glean some helpful tricks," writes George Bell (photo, left).
The folks at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning share an infographic from Brainy Quote and Evan Carmichael.
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"Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought.
"With mobile devices becoming mainstream in business communication, the challenge for those of us in education is to help students adapt their writing skills to this exciting but demanding new format.
Gene Marbach looks at the communications lessons one can gain from studying Abraham Lincoln.
"Not only does philosophy teach us how to live well and become better humans, but it can also aid in overcoming life’s trials and tribulations," writes Paul Jun in a piece at 99U.
According to Drake Baer, "Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to intelligence to promiscuity.
"Business leaders and entrepreneurs with superb people skills have a competitive edge over others.
"Here are six ways your supersmart competitors are working to gain advantage over you.
"You can find a lot of advice out there on how to give a big speech in front of a big audience — but how often do most of us do that?
"Are your lectures droning on?
Drake Baer reports on the results of a Quora thread that asked, "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?
"I hate to admit it, but people annoy me pretty regularly," admits Karen Eller in a piece at DumbLittleMan.